Site Plan & Design Review: Type I Applications
Site Plan and Design Review are required for exterior alterations to commercial, office, multi-family, industrial, and institutional properties to verify compliance with applicable standards in the Oregon City Municipal Code.
The Type I Minor Site Plan and Design Review process is a more efficient review process for smaller projects which do not involve discretionary criteria. The process reduces the review time and associated fees for qualifying projects which may include the installation of new windows and doors, changes to building materials, changes to landscaping, minor parking lot modifications, or minor additions. The Type I process does not require public notice.
For residential projects, please consult our resource page on how to draw a site plan.
There are two types of applications subject to this streamlined process, those which may be reviewed at the time they are submitted, or over the counter, and those which include a significantly higher number of criteria, or an extended review.
Please download and complete the Guide to Addenda, the Type I Minor Site Plan and Design Review Main Application, and any applicable addendum for your project.
- Addition of up to two hundred square feet to a commercial, institutional, or multifamily structure in which no increases are required to off-street parking. This includes a new ancillary structure, an addition to an existing structure, or new interior space (excluding a new drive-thru). Increases of more than two hundred square feet in a twelve-month period shall be processed as Type II.
- Addition of up to one thousand square feet to industrial use in which no increases are required to off-street parking. This includes a new ancillary structure, an addition to an existing structure, or new interior space (excluding ancillary retail and office). Increases of more than one thousand square feet in a twelve-month period shall be processed as Type II.
- Temporary structures, excluding mobile vendors.
- Removal, replacement, or addition of awnings, or architectural projections to existing structures.
- Addition, modification, or relocation of the refuse enclosure.
- Changes to amount, location, or design of bicycle parking.
- Installation of mechanical equipment.
- Repaving of previously approved parking lots with no change to striping.
- Replacement of exterior building materials.
- Addition of windows and doors, relocation of windows and doors in which transparency levels remain unchanged, or removal of windows and doors provided minimum transparency requirements are still met.
- Addition or alteration of parapets or rooflines.
- Modification of building entrances.
- Addition to or alteration of a legal nonconforming single or two-family dwelling.
- Change to parking lot circulation or layout, excluding driveway modifications.
- Removal or relocation of vehicle parking stalls provided total parking remains between the approved minimum and maximum with no new reductions other than through the downtown parking district.
- Adoption of shared parking agreements.
- Changes to landscaping that do not require stormwater quality and quantity treatment under OCMC 13.12.
- New or changes to existing pedestrian accessways, walkways, or plazas.
- Installation of or alterations to ADA accessibility site elements.
- Modification or installation of a fence, hedge, or wall, or addition of a fence, hedge, or wall.
- Addition of or alterations to outdoor lighting.
- Demolition of any structure or portion of a structure
- Tree removal
- Type I Master Plan Amendments under OCMC 17.65.080
- Mobile food units in one location for five hours or less as identified in OCMC 17.54.115
- 3-4 plex, duplex, single-family attached dwellings, single-family detached residential unit, internal conversions, live/work dwelling, and accessory dwelling unit.
- Outdoor dining and retail on private property for restaurants and retail businesses.
- Placement of a single manufactured home within an existing space or lot in a manufactured home park.
Please contact the Planning Division at 503-722-3789 with any additional questions.
Visit the Online Submittal of Land Use Applications page for more details.
In addition to the provided forms in the Related Documents section, you may also be interested in learning more about the System Development Charges page.